Apples and Evergreens

Decades ago the fields of this little portion of Western Wisconsin were filled with oats, hay, and corn. Large barns sheltered dairy cows while smaller buildings housed hogs and chickens.

Times change. Farms consolidate, incorporate. Soybeans replace oats and a percentage of the hay acreage. A new generation supplements farming with other employment and tries new crops.

In the fictional village of Crystal Springs, two of these alternate crops are apples and evergreens.

It isn’t easy to establish a new apple orchard. A large, early hurdle is obtaining the land. Hiding Places focuses on one particular June and Linc Dray’s dilemma.

What’s more peaceful (or boring) than tending a Christmas tree farm in January? Laura Tanner agrees with you — but finds much more — including answers to a year long mystery among the winter beauty of Starr Tree Farm.100_3525

Titles available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Crimson Romance

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